ERIC Number: ED427667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
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Virtual Office Hours: A Communication Tool for Students and Teachers.
Merlic, Craig A.; Walker, Matthew J.
The design and implementation of a World Wide Web (WWW) based instructional tool titled Virtual Office Hours (VOH) is described as implemented in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles. The project is designed to facilitate communication between faculty and students through on-line access to all instructional materials and on-line question and answer capabilities. The project serves more than 15 classes and 3,000 students per term, and it has generated more than 80,000 access hits in a single week of usage. Topics discussed include: project design and implementation; instructional materials; the question and answer interface; answering questions; submitting announcements; a reminder robot; measuring the impact of the service; and the distribution area, which allows other educators to download project materials. Contains 16 references. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software Development, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Teacher Student Relationship, World Wide Web
Web site: http://aace.virginia.edu/aace/conf/webnet/html/317.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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